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Artistic Director—Kirby Bennett
Kirby, along with Natalie Diem Lewis, founded Girl Friday Productions in 2004 and has served as producer/actor since that time. Kirby was appointed Artistic Director by the Girl Friday Productions’ Board in 2011. Her accomplishments for Girl Friday include producing and performing in all eight of their acclaimed productions since 2005. The past three productions were staged at Park Square Theatre, as part of their Theatre in Residence program, which offered new venues and built new audiences for Girl Friday Productions.
As an actor Kirby has appeared at numerous local and regional theatres including productions at the Jungle Theater: Noises Off! and Blithe Spirit; Park Square Theatre: The Left Hand Singing, The Triumph of Love, Noises Off!, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Women and The Diary of Anne Frank; Frank Theatre: The Visit, Good Person of Setzuan, Love and Information; History Theatre: Peace Crimes; DalekoArts: Middletown; Zephyr Theatre: Comedy of Errors; Theatre Unbound: Julius Caesar; Commonweal Theatre Company: Sylvia and Steel Magnolias; Red Eye Theatre: The Thugs and Potatoes of August; Minnesota Jewish Theatre: Women’s Minyan, Chaim’s Love Song, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, The Magic Dreidels, and Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky; and Paul Bunyan Playhouse: Twelfth Night, Steel Magnolias, and Bus Stop. Kirby also has extensive commercial/industrial credits and holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from Macalester College.